Josie Fomé Engagement Bio
And what I discovered stays with me to this day - when you take the risk of being vulnerable you give others permission to be vulnerable too
When I started at Concordia I was pretty insecure. From struggling with thoughts of self-doubt, I found myself questioning my ability to make and keep friendships. Unfortunately, these insecurities plagued me throughout my entire undergrad; I managed them, sure, but imagine what my experience could’ve been like if I didn’t just live with them, but rather sought to understand their root cause.
Thankfully, that’s exactly what I did as soon as I began my graduate diploma. I finally understood that, IT’S OKAY TO BE A BEGINNER. Everybody starts somewhere.
So I started to take my learning beyond the classroom. I started to engage with my colleagues in a way that I didn’t think to do in undergrad, openly, honestly, and as authentically as possible. And what I discovered stays with me to this day - when you take the risk of being vulnerable you give others permission to be vulnerable too; and now you’re not walking the long, confusing, and winding road alone anymore.